Snow and Ice Expected As Weather Warnings Issued

Offaly included in fresh snow and ice warning from Met √Čireann

According to the Met Office a covering of snow is possible anywhere by Friday morning with 2-5cm across northern and western counties and up to 10cm possible on high ground in the north west.

It's the third status yellow warning issued by Met Eireann over the past few days with two status yellow wind alerts in place for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry for today (Wednesday) and Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and Kerry for tomorrow (Thursday).

A band of rain, mixed with called air, means snow is likely to develop, they say.

The warning also covers counties Cavan, Monaghan, Longford, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo.

The status yellow warning was issued today and covers the entire country from 4pm on Thursday until 4pm on Friday. As a result people are also advised to be careful on icy roads and footpaths.

Met √Čireann says these areas can expect occasional snow showers on Thursday evening and during Friday with accumulations of up to three centimetres in places. Frost may linger in places and temperatures at best will range 1 to 3 degrees. It will turn increasingly wintry with biting north-west winds. Temperatures will be low and it will stay cold for most of next week. There may be a light dusting of snow around the country, and it may stick in places in the north and northwest.

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